What a tragic day, and a tragic way to start the month of October. It was heartbreaking to wake up this morning to the news coming out of Las Vegas, with the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history taking place at a music festival on Sunday night. At least 59 people have lost their lives so far, and hundreds more have been injured. As if that wasn’t depressing enough, we also lost music legend Tom Petty today. He was found in total cardiac failure, and after being taken to the hospital, wound up passing away. He was 66. There’s so much to say about both of these things, and while I could realistically write long essays about them, they’d probably only reiterate what so many others are already saying or have already said. We need more common sense gun control. Petty inspired generations of musicians and he will be missed. Right now I’m a little too sad and heartbroken to really dive any deeper than that. Do your best to take action by contacting lawmakers, volunteering, and contributing money or blood to Las Vegas victims. Listen to some Petty while formulating those plans. When you’re ready, maybe give some of the songs below a shot too. Allow me to recommend downloads in this set from Alex Bent + the Emptiness, Etches, George Ryan and Static In Verona. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from BORNS, BRIDGE, CYN, EDEN, Elohim, Heartstreets, Jesse Kivel, Kotek & Littlemore, Lil Sko, Lil Yachty & Young Thug, T-Pain (ft. Blac Youngsta), and Yaeji.
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Chicago is getting an early fall heat wave, and in all honesty I couldn’t be happier about it. Well, outside of the whole climate change factor that’s probably behind it. But I’m not ready for pumpkin spice and Halloween just yet (we’re still over a month away), so an extra dose of summer will always be welcome. Let’s get into today’s Pick Your Poison, which has a bunch of hot tracks to hopefully match the weather. Notable downloads in this set come from The Lymbs, Shining Mirrors, Tony Range, and Warning Light. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream new stuff from Cults, Dark0, DJ Snake (ft. Lauv), Document, Emma Jensen, Hoodie Allen, Luna Shadows (covering Brand New), Shy Luv (ft. Bakar), Strange Ranger, Upstairs Open, VON GREY, and Warm Brew.
It was a great weekend at Riot Fest, but boy am I tired today! Let’s just get right to it with the new music, shall we? Don’t miss downloads in this set from Broke Royals, Orbital, Tree Machines, and Way Yes. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Airiel, BADBADNOTGOOD (ft. Colin Stetson), Chams, Grooms, HAN, Jamie Lidell, Jesse Kivel, Keep Shelly in Athens, Marged (ft. AOBeats & Jailo), Slothrust (covering Marcy Playground), Smut, and Wild Ones.
It’s unofficially Riot Fest week here at Faronheit! By “unofficially”, I mean that I won’t be covering the festival or doing a whole lot in the way of writing about it, but I will be attending this upcoming weekend and will be offering the most minimal of previews for that over the course of the next few days. So buckle up for that I guess. In the meantime, let’s stick to tradition and jump into some new music. Don’t miss downloads in this set from ADAM TK, Blake Banks, Matt Hammon, and Vallis Alps. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Beach Slang, Belle Mt, Cherryade, Club 8, Hoodie Allen, Hundred Waters, iLOVEMAKONNEN (ft. Rae Sremmurd), salute, Sassy 009, starRo (ft. Bosco), TACHES, and more!
Happy Labor Day! Sad this marks the unofficial end of summer, but hopefully the weather will hold up for another month or two so we can still do things outside in Chicago. Normally I’d take the day off, but I’ve got enough tracks to share and want to provide a little soundtrack to your BBQ or whatever else you might have going on. Don’t miss downloads in this set from Becca Richardson, Nightshifts, Shapes On Tape, The Sighs, and Yaeji. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from ENTRANCE (covering Daniel Johnston), Frida Sundemo, matt pond PA (covering The Cars), Not Your Dope (ft. MAX), Ojikae, Omar LinX, Opio, Other States, Pale Honey, Prom Queen, Tennyson, and more!
Happy to dive into yet another week of Pick Your Poison with some quality new music. We’re getting into the major fall album release season, and there’s plenty more to look forward to in the coming months. In the here and now though, you won’t want to miss downloads in this set from Anastasia Minster, Brad Peterson, Cameron Blake, Ephrata, and more. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream tracks from Elohim, Emancipator, Gracie and Rachel (covering Sia), Keep Shelly in Athens, PAWS, Seavera, SISTERS, Speedy Ortiz, Steal the City, Twain, Weird Owl, and Wild Cub.
Say hello to another Monday with a whole bunch of quality new tracks to help get you through the misery. I’m happy to recommend downloads in this set from Birds of Bellwoods, the FYA MAN remix of the Jamila Woods/Chance the Rapper collaboration, Kotomi, and The Sighs. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Anna of the North, Francis, Jesse Kivel, JYYE, Kiasmos, LEKS (ft. Sasha Kay), Mozzy (ft. YFN Lucci & Kolyon), Noble Oak, Riot Ten (ft. Rico Act), Trippy Turtle (ft. Disco Duck), and Yumi Zouma.
After a two week break through Lollapalooza and a week’s worth of decompression time, Pick Your Poison is finally back in action! Pleased to bring you a whole bunch of new tracks to dive in and devour to your heart’s content. Don’t miss some great downloads in this set from Blanco James, Happy Abandon, This Way to the Egress, and Weatherboy. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from The Cribs, D33J, G-Eazy (ft. Jadakiss), Giraffage (ft. Matosic), Hot Collars, Kazlo (ft. Helen Tess), L.A. Witch, Night Foundation, SCRVP & Secret Sauce (ft. Kyle Woodcock), Surf Rock Is Dead, Weaves, and Wild Ones.
With Lollapalooza this week and a general slowdown in the music season happening at the end of summer, I’d like to announce a brief break for Pick Your Poison. When I say brief, I mean basically about a week or two at most. This will allow for more time and focus on events like Lollapalooza, plus a short break just to spend a little time recovering from a very busy summer concert season. But don’t worry! You won’t miss anything, I promise. Once things return to normal around mid-month, I’ll play catch-up and feature a bunch of tracks that might have slipped through the cracks during that break period. In the meantime, the songs below will have to tide you over. Thanks for understanding, and here’s hoping things pick back up as the fall begins to creep in. Don’t miss downloads in this set from Best Girl Athlete, DieAlps!, A Drug Called Tradition, and John Elderkin & ¡Moonbeams No Mas!. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from BOSCO, CYMBALS, Drain Gang, Jordan Rakei, Kedr Livanskiy, Midnight Sister, NSTASIA, SISTERS, The Weeknd (ft. A$AP Rocky & Young Thug), Yumi Zouma and more!
Let’s celebrate the end of July (wow, time flies) with another killer playlist filled with songs to inspire and energize. Notable downloads in this set come from The Afghan Whigs, Blake Banks, jane/john doe, and Lone Kodiak. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Andrew Weatherall, Brika, Dillon Francis (ft. Serko Fu), Elohim & Whethan, Hand Habits, kyd the band, LUUDE, PARENTZ, Savoy & Grabbitz, Soleima (ft. Kranium & Hoodboi), Soliterre, and Trapo.
I’ve just returned from an extended weekend trip to Minneapolis, and it’s left me inspired. Here’s hoping today’s Pick Your Poison provides a similar kind of buzz for you. There are some quality downloads in this set from Brad Peterson, Ephrata, Fronds, and Kazyak. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Baby!, Belly, Briana Marela, Coast Modern, Corbin, FYOHNA, Jachary, Jeals, joan, KINDER, Morly, and Summer Heart.
It’s a special bonus extended edition of Pick Your Poison today, just because. You won’t want to miss downloads in this set from Alesso, Cross Culture, Marc Baker and Mark Bryan. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, check out some quality streams from Amy O, A-Trak (ft. Quavo & Lil Yachty), Glacci, Jim-E Stack, Jordan Rakei, Lowphile (ft. Moss Kenna & Nick Grant), Luna, SD, Simian Ghost, Slotface and more!
It’s Monday and I’m very much in recovery mode following a wild weekend at Pitchfork Music Festival. Make sure you check out all the coverage, including recaps of each day, by going here. It was a good one, and I’m worn down but very happy. Hopefully today’s selection of new music will make you happy as well. DJ Mustard did a great job with his remix of Childish Gambino’s “Redbone,” to start. Other quality choices in this set include downloads from Fawns of Love, The Shivers and The Sighs. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from a l l i e, CYN, The Duke Spirit, Jazz Morley, Juiceboxxx, Katie Von Schleicher, Max Styler (ft. Goldn), NAV and Metro Boomin, The Radio Dept, Together Pangea and TR/ST.
In case you didn’t know, I’m here to let you know – it’s Pitchfork Music Festival week here at Faronheit. Be on the lookout for full coverage of the 2017 Pitchfork Music Festival, beginning later today! Basically the official festival doesn’t start until Friday, but leading up to it you’ll be able to stream songs from all the artists and get daily previews detailing what to expect. It’s going to be a whole lot of fun, so if you’re interested I encourage you to follow along! Of course you can also join me in Union Park if you’re so inclined. Full lineup info and ticket links can be found on the official festival site. Now then, let’s dive into today’s Pick Your Poison. There are some great downloads in this set from Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, Brad Byrd, JSMV and a double dose of Pearl Earl. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from A$AP Twelvyy, Cousin Stizz, Cults, Faith Healer, filous, Future Generations, Ikonika, Marc E. Bassy (ft. Kyle), matt pond PA, Nicole Atkins, Upsahl and more!
Pick Your Poison is taking tomorrow off for Independence Day, but things will be back to normal on Wednesday. In the meantime, maybe you can find a few good songs in this set to play at your BBQ or whatever else you might have going for the 4th of July. Don’t miss downloads in this set from Azealia Banks, The March Divide, Sparrows and This Way to the Egress. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Anna of the North, ayokay (ft. Baker Grace), Benjamin Shock & Marina Martensson, Benny Cassette, Blair, DJ Tennis (ft. Fink), Ezkiel, kyd the band, MYZICA, Rudimental (ft. James Arthur), and more!